EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAnnual Blessing Of The Animals Held In Hurricane
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: Shelby Spradling
Reported: Oct. 6, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 6, 2013 6:45 PM EDT
Hurricane , Putnam County , West Virginia
Dozens of four legged friends were out in Hurricane Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Animals.
The event is held in honor of the feast of Saint Francis at Saint Timothy's in-the-Valley Episcopal Church.
People from all around were invited to bring their pets, foster animals, and even stuffed animals of any kind to receive a blessing.
Event organizers said it is a wonderful feeling to do something uniquely special for our furry friends.
“We had people here from the community as well as from our church,” Cheryl Winter, rector of Saint Timothy's, said. “Of course, the kids always love to have this event to show off their critters that they love, so we're really happy to do it."
Not only did pets receive a blessing, but donations were collected to help animals in local shelters.
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